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The Resource Capital and language : from the new economy to the war economy, Christian Marazzi ; introduction by Michael Hardt ; translated by Gregory Conti

Capital and language : from the new economy to the war economy, Christian Marazzi ; introduction by Michael Hardt ; translated by Gregory Conti

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Capital and language : from the new economy to the war economy
Title
Capital and language
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from the new economy to the war economy
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Christian Marazzi ; introduction by Michael Hardt ; translated by Gregory Conti
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  • eng
  • ita
  • eng
Summary
The Swiss-Italian economist Christian Marazzi is one of the core theorists of the Italian postfordist movement, along with Antonio Negri, Paolo Virno, and Bifo (Franco Berardi). But although his work is often cited by scholars (particularly by those in the field of Cognitive Capitalism), his writing has never appeared in English. This translation of his most recent work, Capital and Language (published in Italian in 2002), finally makes Marazzi's work available to an English-speaking audience.Capital and Language takes as its starting point the fact that the extreme volatility of financial markets is generally attributed to the discrepancy between the real economy (that of material goods produced and sold) and the more speculative monetary-financial economy. But this distinction has long ceased to apply in the postfordist New Economy, in which both spheres are structurally affected by language and communication. In Capital and Language Marazzi argues that the changes in financial markets and the transformation of labor into immaterial labor (that is, its reliance on abstract knowledge, general intellect, and social cooperation) are just two sides of the same coin. Capital and Language focuses on the causes behind the international economic and financial depression of 2001, and on the primary instrument that the U.S. government has since been using to face them: war. Marazzi points to capitalism's fourth stage (after mercantilism, industrialism, and the postfordist culmination of the New Economy): the War Economy that is already upon us.Marazzi offers a radical new understanding of the current international economic stage and crucial post-Marxist guidance for confronting capitalism in its newest form. Capital and Language also provides a warning call to a Left still nostalgic for a Fordist construct - a time before factory turned into office (and office into home), and before labor became linguistic
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Marazzi, Christian
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Translated from the Italian
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non fiction
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  • Business cycles
  • Capitalism
  • Credit
  • Neoliberalism
  • Globalization
  • Information society
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Capital and language : from the new economy to the war economy, Christian Marazzi ; introduction by Michael Hardt ; translated by Gregory Conti
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Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. 159-165)
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ocn216938302
Dimensions
23 cm.
Extent
165 p.
Isbn
9781584350675
Isbn Type
(pbk)
Lccn
2008300566
Label
Capital and language : from the new economy to the war economy, Christian Marazzi ; introduction by Michael Hardt ; translated by Gregory Conti
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. 159-165)
Control code
ocn216938302
Dimensions
23 cm.
Extent
165 p.
Isbn
9781584350675
Isbn Type
(pbk)
Lccn
2008300566

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